Gurbaksh Chahal | The ‘Happiness’ Startup Part Deux. Rules to Live By.

One of my favorite blog posts, was one that I wrote last year that went viral, titled originally “Happiness StartUp: Rules To Live By.” It’s still something I read at least twice a month to remind myself of why we do the things we do, why it’s important to struggle, and why to never make [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:37:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata

I ran across a prose poem that was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann called "Desiderata." It's a beautiful piece of literature that I think we can relate to in all of our lives. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without [...]

By | 2017-04-07T18:58:04+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Real Art of Success

It’s been a while since my last post. So, I wanted to make this to the point as we start the new year. I’m not going to tell you how to get rich. I’m not going to tell you how you are going to be a millionaire overnight. Nor, am I going to tell you [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:56:26+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Most Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. Beautiful people don’t just happen.” People come in all shapes, sizes, forms and colors. Authenticity is hard to find these days. From the classic fake friend in [...]

By | 2017-04-04T00:59:43+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 6 Things You Can Do Before Breakfast to Make Your Day a Success

Good morning! I mean it. Have a good start to your day and you’ll greatly enhance your chances of having a successful day, every day. The discipline of an early bird will manifest itself in many ways, or as Benjamin Franklin put it way back in the 1700’s, “Early to bed and early to rise [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:42:48+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.”

Audrey Hepburn said it best, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” People used to say flying an airplane was impossible. Decades later, they had the same reaction to space travel. Almost every technological advancement was believed, at one point, to be impossible. But impossibility exists only when we believe it does. There [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:45:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Rejection is a Beautiful Thing

Whether its work, school or any kind of relationship, it can be frustrating when someone overlooks you and doesn’t give you a chance. Who is to blame for the lack of consideration? It doesn’t matter; if people are aloof to give you an explanation, they aren’t worth your time anyway. Here are a few more reasons you [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:40:21+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Is the glass half empty or half full?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:52:48+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Ambition is Priceless

Ever feel you are going to fail? Ever think about quitting? Ever think you’re just not good enough? Then don’t worry. Here’s a note you can read and recite to your future self. Dear Disbelievers, There’s a very good chance you don’t remember the day you made your biggest impact on me, however, I do. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:57:58+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 25 Habits of Happy and Successful People

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:06:59+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | #CreateYourMonaLisa

The Mona Lisa, painted by one of the most brilliant Italian artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, is acclaimed to be “his best known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, and the most parodied work of art in the world.” Historians claim Leonardo began painting his masterpiece in 1503, working on it [...]

By | 2017-06-06T06:13:42+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Nine Reasons Why You’re Not Successful, Yet.

As you breathe right now, another person takes their last, so stop complaining and learn to live your life with what you have. Stop the Why him/her syndrome? Every time some big success story happens, too many people complain about why him, or why her? Like almost as if it was all pure luck. I’m [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:44:52+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day. And it’s yours.

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:00:13+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Significance Lasts Forever

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Monetary success can be a powerful motivator, and it can control people. It chooses careers. It dictates how time, energy and [...]

By | 2017-04-04T21:33:04+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Motivational|Comments Off on Gurbaksh Chahal | Significance Lasts Forever

Gurbaksh Chahal | You can steal someone’s Mona Lisa, but you can’t take away their imagination.

It’s a sad fact of life that whenever someone accomplishes something truly great there always seem to be others who want to take it away from them. The reasons why are many and varied. Envy. Bitterness. Resentment. Rivalry. Greed. Opportunism. A whole suite of negative human emotions. I’ve always admired and respected entrepreneurs, business leaders [...]

By | 2017-06-27T07:06:45+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

How To Be An Authority And Influencer In Your Industry

So imagine this, you have an amazing startup. It’s got a catchy name, you have the right team in place (I hope), the product is fully functional (this is kind of important) and you’re starting to gain customers or users. But, one thing is missing. You aren’t really getting the attention you wanted…the buzz you [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:01:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | In life, fear is your worst enemy. And, risk is your best friend.

Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.  "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." Darwin said it best and his quote resonates well for the way we conduct our choices in [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:20:11+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Revolving Door

Life is a revolving door of experiences and people. Whether, good, or bad, in our adolescence, we’re told “Be treated how you want to be treated.” Some will abide by that and treat you how you deserve; others will play you for it and use you for their own motives, gains, and desires. But, one [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:21:10+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Steve Jobs’ Last Words

There is a claim that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left behind a deathbed essay about how the “non-stop pursuit of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.” To many entrepreneurs, he is a legend and the epitome of success, having created the most valuable company in the world, and [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:23:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Career, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Power of Persistence

It's how you rise from a fall that truly defines you as a man.  Basketball legend Michael Jordan knows a lot about persistence. Discussing his stellar career he once noted that he had missed more than 9,000 shots and had lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions when he had been entrusted with the game [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:22:53+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Experiences vs. Mistakes

Here’s an another interesting comparison I found between what you call experiences vs. mistakes in life. It's an important distinction to know. Experience makes you shine throughout your journey vs. mistakes can put you in a dark hole. Even failures in life are great experiences as they can eventually lead you to your destination - [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:32:11+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Find Your Greatness

Each of us has greatness inside of us. But that greatness doesn’t just burst forth to make a difference in the world without a conscious effort. You need to enable and empower that greatness. It requires effort. It requires hard work. How do you discover your own personal greatness? First of all you need to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T00:15:13+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What We Can Learn from Paul Walker’s Tribute Video

This weekend, Furious 7 had its box-office debut. Prior to the release, the stars of the movie promised to honor the late Paul Walker in a way that is “so sacred and so powerful” … and that could be considered an understatement. Memories. Moments. Life. These all the things we live for. The good ones [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:19:47+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | When Writing the Story of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen.

I love this quote. Its origin isn’t known, but I first came across it in an iconic Harley Davidson ad. To me, the quote is meaningful in several different ways. Fundamentally, it means that you have to be in control of your own life. You chart your own course and don’t stop until you reach [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:10:37+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Best Advice: “Never Give Up”— the lesson I learned from my Father

It was October 27, 1997. I remember it as if it was yesterday. My family’s dream home was already half built. It was to be our escape from the small, cramped house in the projects that I shared with my parents, my paternal grandmother and three siblings. Then the stock market crashed. The NYSE plummeted [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:16:07+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Career, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Series of Intuitions

We all have choices in our lives. Sometimes, we calculate them. Sometimes, we ponder them. Sometimes, we dwell on them. But, there is a mysterious inner you that sometimes just does something because its reacting to some form of cosmic energy inside of you. When you look back at life and look at some of [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:39:55+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Seven Things in Life That Dictate Your Happiness

Your Friends The biggest threat can sometimes be the people you surround yourself with. It’s important to be surrounded by those who only want the best for you. Who you eat with, is who you will become. Keep away from the naysayers, darkness resides there. Trust your gut. We are complicated creatures. That inexplicable feeling [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:45:04+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Career|1 Comment

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Adversity becomes the Key to Success

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford. To me that is a powerful motivational statement that I always keep in mind as I continue my journey through life and as a I continue to work as hard as I [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:06:07+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happiness is an Inside Job

Power, Money vs. Happiness. Our new generation has dramatically changed. The perception of what we desire to achieve overshadows our ultimate purpose. Some work the ranks of power, some chase money at all costs, and more importantly forget the true meaning of happiness, Love. What is your ultimate goal in life? Do you want to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T19:30:09+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Be a Successful Closer

Everybody negotiates all the time. It’s part of everyday life. But most people just don’t have what it takes when it comes to getting the best personal outcome. They get jittery. They squirm. Some are stretched so far beyond their comfort zone they can literally feel ill. But in business being able to successfully close [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:55:35+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Growing a Thick Skin

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You Owe Me.” Look at what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.”  Not only in the world of business, but also in the grand scheme of things, in order to thrive in today's society - you have to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T19:41:39+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Traits that will Define Your Success

Three apples changed the world, the first one tempted Eve, the second inspired Newton and the third was Steve Jobs. "Success doesn't come to you, you go get it." So what exactly is the recipe to make you successful? These are my top 10 traits that I believe all successful people have. Resilience This is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:11:15+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success vs. Happiness

Here's an interesting comparison I found between the difference of Success vs. Happiness. Take in each word deeply, and you'll be profoundly impacted by each comparison. We strive for both in our day to day lives, yet we sometimes forget the difference on what to achieve. Ultimately, happiness prevails over any of our hidden short-term [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:21:08+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Miracles are just a shift in perception from fear to love by Gurbaksh Chahal

“A miracle is just a shift in perception from fear to love.” -Marianne Williamson A friend recently read this to me, and it hit me in a big way. The deeper I thought about the message attributed in this quote, the more I realized how life as we know is defined by fear and love. And [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:25:28+00:00 March 14th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 6 Reasons Not To Give Up On Your Dreams

"The Greatest Life pleasure is doing what people say you cannot do." There comes a time in the life of most entrepreneurs when the challenges seem overwhelming. You’ve suffered one setback after another and you seriously think about throwing in the towel. You question yourself. Maybe you don’t have what it takes after all? Maybe [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:28:49+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Things Not To Do In An Interview

It’s a potential life-changing event—yet so many people get it wrong. I’m talking about going for an interview for a position you really want; one that could have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life. So, why is it that so many prospective employees don’t seem to grasp the essentials of getting the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:34:50+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 20 Reminders to Keep You Going This Week

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your legacy. Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most. Courage is not the absence [...]

By | 2017-05-09T06:12:43+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Three Types of People You Will Meet in this World

Through your various ups and downs in life, you’ll get to meet three types of people. In reality, they are just a mixture of two extremes, evil and good. The first kind are your critics, some called them naysayers, some call them haters. Stay away from them and don’t become one of them. No matter [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:37:13+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Paying it Forward Doesn’t Work

When I was a kid, I was taught to “Pay it Forward.” The concept of doing a good deed for someone else, when something good happens to you. The reality of it, it never worked for me. I’ve always been a giver in my world. But, I don’t give credit for my success because I [...]

By | 2017-06-14T00:16:31+00:00 March 7th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How The Unknown Leads To Success And Happiness

One of the greatest gifts I got was figuring, what my passion was at an early age of 16. I ended up dropping out of high school, to start my first venture, and while all the odds were stacked against me, I ended up succeeding. I blame it on not knowing the answers. Sometimes the [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:15:59+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Quitting Should Never Be an Option

We’ve all heard the saying before: Winners never quit, and quitters never win. So, why is it so easy for so many people to quit on their goals? The answer is simple: It’s easy. It’s easy to stop, fail, and do nothing. It’s easy being a loser. The harder choice would be to push through [...]

By | 2017-04-06T08:21:31+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How the Law of Attraction Completes Your Circle of Life by Gurbaksh Chahal

The law of attraction is a very insightful law by which to live. In other words, your ability to become intuitive will skyrocket if you attract what you want in life, especially what you dream of. Do you dream of traveling the world? Do you dream of writing a book? Do you dream of opening [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:16:04+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 21 Things People With Confidence Embrace

Confidence is a unifying trait amongst the most successful people in the world. It’s the confidence to push past the word “no” and to pursue your dream despite the looming possibility of failure. Confident people are the people who aren’t afraid to take a stance and change the world; they stretch across nearly every realm [...]

By | 2017-04-06T07:54:55+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Only Secret to Life by Gurbaksh Chahal

The true measurement of success and the secret to life is knowing, What You Love vs. What Loves You back. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. It’s never supposed to be a popularity contest. Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows the correct time twice a day. [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:16:40+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Oscar’s Most Profound Speech: Stay Weird, Stay Different.

Graham Moore is the 31-year-old author of one best-selling novel, one screenplay in production with Benedict Cumberbatch, another novel in the works, and a just-finished screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City. He still thinks about quitting. If there's one message Graham Moore wants you to learn from the Academy Awards it's to [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:49:07+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

The Miracle Within By Gurbaksh Chahal

The only vulnerabilities or insecurities you should have, are those you don’t want to become. This morning, I want you to take a moment, and look inside a mirror. Take a good look at yourself. What do you see? What emotions do you experience? What do you think? How do you feel? When you see [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:52:41+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why 99% of Entrepreneurs Fail

99% is execution. 1% is the idea. Nine out of ten venture-backed companies fail. Ever wonder, why? Well, there are many different things. But, we will focus on one today. One out of ten start-ups survive. From that 10%, nine out of those ten will turn into zombies; an illiquid asset. Meaning, it may print [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:55:25+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Luck is Imaginary. Discipline is Priceless.

From when I began my first company at 16, to starting my second company just years later, “You just got lucky” was something I heard as if it was everyone’s duty. Truth is, there is no luck. Luck doesn’t exist. A coincidence, maybe? But, luck is just a bi-product of hard work, dedication, and discipline. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:59:00+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why Dreams are better to have than Fantasies.

I've always been a big fan of Philosophy. I've actually applied that into my thinking in the way I've become an entrepreneur. Earlier this week, I watched The Life of David Gale, who is the head of Philosophy at a University. His opening lecture below, I thought was quite humbling in the way we quantify [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:22:36+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | A Few Resolutions Everyone Should Make For 2015

I’m not a fan of resolutions. Because, many of us will create something we will focus on for only the first two weeks. But, we live in a world today where our behaviors have changed. And, maybe in 2015 we can all agree to do the following things to live a happier and prosperous new [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:32:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life’s magic isn’t in just what you can create, but in the beauty of what you can imagine.

Life’s magic isn’t in just what you can create, but in the beauty of what you can imagine. Imagination is the most powerful force we all have. It allows us to create new boundaries, believe differently, and most of all; allows us to see what our future could hold. Imagination is sometimes half-measured. Because those, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:45:52+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What does Gravity Mean to You?

What does Gravity mean to you? Gravity is a method of attraction. Life is a journey. We go through four phases in life. These stages begin from the moment our life starts to the very last second. ■ Birth ■ Adolescence ■ Adulthood ■ Parenthood All of these phases bring separate emotions into our lives. Through life, we learn, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:56:16+00:00 September 28th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Four Self-Commitments of Life

Navigating through life can be difficult with no GPS to tell us when to stop, go, turn, speed up, or slow down. The destination we all look forward to seem grand in theory, however, the journey is never that simple. Through life so far, I’ve lived through many experiences. Some good and some from which [...]

By | 2017-06-08T05:58:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fear, Doubt and Ambition

Excuses, something we all make. We aren’t always aware we make them, but we do. They’ve become a daily part of our lifestyle. Everyone has the same amount of hours in a week, so how are you spending them? Excuses will always be a part of your downfall, whether they’re big or small. They’re self-made [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:02:25+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Leap of Faith

Many people live the same life, day-to-day. They may stay at the same company, eat the same food, and stay within their shell. Only when things turn into groundhog day, people realize they need to make a change. They may be secure with their life - have no worry about income, about friendships - but [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:03:50+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Why The Hustle Matters

Hustle sometimes has a bad name. For me it doesn't - it's working toward your ambition surrounded by discipline and purpose. There is a key difference between someone who is a hustler, and someone who will be invariably be hustled. Unfortunately, most people will continue to be hustled without the conscious attention to realize it. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:09:02+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Get in the Driver’s Seat of Life

Are you a driver or a passenger? If you want to be an entrepreneur there’s only one answer to this question. You have to be a driver. You can’t expect to be a passenger and get anywhere. You have to be the one with his hands firmly on the wheel steering your business in the [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:20:12+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Never forget where you came from. Never forget where you want to go.

Never forget where you came from. Never forget where you want to go. These are words I learned from my father at a very young age.  It sums up for me what life is all about. It tells us that while we always have to keep a sharp eye on our ultimate goal we should never [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:30:25+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Play the Game. Change the Game.

If you play the game of routine, you'll never understand the game of disruption. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting scattered results was defined as insanity, famously by Einstein. As humans, we look for comfort, security, and happiness. Although most will only achieve two, humans tend to adapt quickly to steady routines. We, as [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:59+00:00 August 24th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Numbers Matter

"Write your worries in sand. Carve your blessings in stone." Numbers surround us everyday, no matter what age we are. At 16, this can be your SAT score, the number of friends you have, or how many people you have sitting around you at lunch. At 18, this can be the amount of your first [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:53:31+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Here's a shining example of Why Defeat is just a Detour in our Journey. Consider the life of someone who refused to quit—in spite of setback after setback during a life of struggle: ■ When he was seven years old, his family had to give up their farm and move to a neighboring state. Like [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:05:19+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Introducing The Chahal Foundation

I’ve always believed in making a difference. I’ve always believed in shooting for the stars. During my 16-year entrepreneurial journey, I’ve been blessed with success that I never even imagined was possible. Entrepreneurial success was my first ambitious goal. And I’ve accomplished that against all odds, despite skeptics and even in my darkest moments. But, [...]

By | 2017-06-27T03:57:01+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | For the love of the Game. The 4th Time Around.

Gravity4 is my fourth major business launch. After three successful endeavors I appreciate that some people might question why I’m doing it all over again. Why don’t I slow down? Why don’t I just “enjoy” coasting or be jetting around the globe? Why don’t I sit back and make the most of this so-called “good [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:47:33+00:00 July 28th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Ruin Your Résumé

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently sifting through résumés while preparing to get my latest venture Gravity4 off the ground. We've been blessed to have gotten over 5,000 resumes even before launch. It’s a starting point for getting to know someone and figure out if he or she will be a good fit. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:48:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Thinking Big—the Only Way to Go

The human mind is a wonderful thing. It’s a perpetual thinking organism. It’s hard to prevent our brains from thinking every minute we’re awake. Maybe when we’re asleep, too.  So, if we have to think, why not think big? Is there any reason to not have big dreams? If you want to be successful in [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:09:48+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What’s Behind The Other Door? Happiness.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” This is an inspirational quotation close to my heart. It is powerful and moving, especially when you consider the source. It’s a quote from [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:21:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever.

As a wise man once said: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Fast forward to 2014 and apply his thought to today’s explosion of entrepreneurialism—especially in the high-tech space—and you have to agree with him. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have the [...]

By | 2017-06-08T07:19:23+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Taking a Break from the Wired World

Here’s something you’d probably not expect to hear from me: Do yourself a favor and disconnect from the wired world. Yes, I’m an Internet entrepreneur. Yes, I’ve been a passionate serial entrepreneur since the age of 16 whose life has totally revolved around high tech connectivity. And yes, I have to admit that I often [...]

By | 2017-06-27T04:59:43+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 10 Things to Avoid on the Journey to Happiness

I’ve often talked about the journey to happiness as being the most important thing in life. About how becoming rich or achieving a position of power and influence are not the hallmarks of happiness that you might think. Rather, authentic happiness is more about living joyfully every day; appreciating every moment that God has given [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:14:26+00:00 June 16th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happy Father’s Day! A note of Gratitude to my Father.

Father’s Day gives us all a yearly anniversary, a time when we can reflect on the influence our dads have had on our lives. It’s a day when we can formally appreciate and celebrate the roles our fathers have played in guiding us into the adult world. I owe a lot to my dad. I [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:21:54+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | #BELIMITLESS

A few months back, I wrote this to help motivate, inspire and remind people of our purpose. I hope these words are impactful to you as they were to me. The biggest sport. Where you get knocked down. Where you get told your not good enough. Where doubt, rejection, and fear try to take over...is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:05:14+00:00 June 8th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Six Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth

The journey to become a successful entrepreneur is sometimes like jumping out of space free-falling and hoping your parachute opens. You can be sure of reaching new highs and plummeting to new lows—and then back to the top again. It’s a journey that’s crammed with excitement; a ride in which you overcome fear; a ride [...]

By | 2017-06-27T05:37:02+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Power of Intuition in Business Building

Go with your gut. That’s what I’ve always done. And, most of the time, it’s worked remarkably well. I’ve made major decisions in my life based on a gut feel of the right thing to do. I listened to the inner voice that pointed me in the direction marked “success.” Then, I didn’t second-guess myself. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:59:01+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Foundational Characteristic. Loyalty.

Human Beings are complicated personalities. We all have universal needs during our ups and downs. But, it is only during our downturns, we universally test the ones that really matter to us. The ones that define us. Whether it’s a business or personal relationship, when I first encounter someone, I always ask them one question. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:47:03+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Making Your Dot Count

Have you stopped to reflect on your position in the universe and what you’re destined for? Most people spend their entire lives figuring out what they really want to do or more important try to understand what life means to them. We’ve all been placed on this Earth for a reason, what kind of lives [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:30+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Five Home Truths of Life

Have you ever stopped to seriously consider who you really are and what you contribute to the world? Or do you drift from day to day, dissatisfied with your 9 to 5 routine but not doing anything to change it? It’s always good to do some self-analysis. Analyze who you are. Tell yourself a few [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:54:54+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

If you ask me, I think everyone has an entrepreneur inside of them. It’s just about whether you bring it out and showcase it to the world. Thinking like an entrepreneur forces one to constantly think outside the box. When one draws outside the lines, the end result tends to spell out great things. As they [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:30:42+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Happiness. Understanding Love. What Money Can’t Buy.

There’s a commercial in Thailand that powerfully demonstrates how caring for someone is more meaningful than all the money in the world. This commercial beautifully portrays  - simple random acts of kindness. Visually and verbally it reflects how small thoughtful deeds not only bring great joy to the recipients but also to the giver. I’ve [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:50:47+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Breathe. The Most Important Rules to Live By.

Breathe. That's what we do so naturally. But, we forget the most important reason why we're breathing and for whom? We all have a purpose in life far greater than any pain. Don't let your struggle, keep you from your blessings. We've all seen the 7 Cardinal Rules of Life. But, here's an expanded list of [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:49:28+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Role Models

When you ask most people, who their role models are, they immediately say Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, a celebrity, an athlete, or even a politician. Some are iconic, wealthy, defined success, changed industries, and people look up to them as if they want to be them. I look at life differently. I came from nothing. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:47:56+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Journey on How to Become an Extrovert

It was the first day of fourth grade...an embarrassing day that was seared into my memory for life. For a boy who was naturally shy and introverted I cringed, as I became the center of attention. There I was clad head to toe in yellow: bright yellow slacks, a bright yellow shirt and a matching [...]

By | 2017-06-23T06:53:16+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Rise of the Social Executive: How Social Media Builds Brands and Causes

Every executive needs to understand the power of social media to help drive awareness for his company and his own personal brand. The dynamics of the digital world dictate that any business leader who doesn’t stay on top of the ever-changing landscape is destined to see their business erode or be deemed irrelevant. Whether you [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:19:49+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Bouncing Back After Setbacks

One thing that’s absolutely certain about life is that there are going to be innumerable setbacks along the way. It absolutely goes with the territory. Once you accept that fact and are prepared to deal with it you are setting yourself up for success. The ability to bounce back is one of the most important [...]

By | 2017-06-08T06:17:12+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Top 10 Characteristics of Emotionally Strong Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs inevitably encounter numerous obstacles from the first day they have a business dream. It’s an arduous journey to make and just as inevitably many business people fall at the first hurdle, or the second or third. To make the transition from would-be entrepreneur to successful entrepreneur requires an abundance of positive character traits. In [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:23:12+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Understanding Rejection & Happiness

On February 20th, 2014 I  hosted another guest lecture at Pace University. A place that holds a very special place in my heart. In 2008, I served as a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Pace University Pitch Contest. In 2009, I served as their Entrepreneur in Residence. In 2010, I officially started the Gurbaksh [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:21:29+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | 6 Keys To Striking A Balance Between Business And Family

There’s an ongoing battle that most entrepreneurs and high-flying business professionals wage within themselves. And that’s how to balance their time between their personal and professional lives. When you’re building your own business or passionately pursuing the career of your dreams it’s all too easy to throw yourself into it all hours of the day [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:08:53+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Eleven Rules of Life-Fiction for our Youth

Here's an excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids" by educator Charles Sykes.  It is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school and directed at high school and college grads. While some of these are very blunt, I think our youth definitely needs to understand what they are going to [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:53:06+00:00 February 13th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life: A Speech by Brian Dyson

If you need any words of encouragement. Here’s a speech I recently came across that resonates with me on what “balance” really means in life from the former CEO of Coca-Cola, Brian Dyson. Hope it does it for you as well… Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:39:13+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oprah

Happy 60th Birthday Oprah! There aren’t many people in the world who are instantly recognizable by their first names. Oprah is one of them. She celebrated her birthday today and in the course of her remarkable life journey has scored success after success in many different aspects of human endeavor. I know that from my [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:26:20+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Getting the Salary You Deserve

How much are you worth? It's a touchy subject for most business professionals no matter how many years experience you have under your belt. For some reason most people find establishing one's salary with a prospective employer a difficult conversation to have. You may have negotiated multi-million-dollar deals. You may have worked with senior executives [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:23:40+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Career|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Success with a Moral Compass

Nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. You will never see success without hard work, determination and the ability to make tough decisions. Sometimes you have to be ruthless for the sake of the company, your employees and, of course, yourself. But it’s equally as important to have a strong moral code and to conduct yourself [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:12:44+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Business, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Addicted2Success.com Interview with Joel Brown

Joel – The first company you created “Click Agents” was founded by you at the age of 16 and not long after that, it sold for $40 million. Nine years later you sold your second company “Blue Lithium” to Yahoo for $300 Million. Making close to half a billion dollars in the space of 9 years, [...]

By | 2017-06-07T05:43:16+00:00 November 28th, 2013|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Contributes to Something Greater than Ourselves

Gurbaksh Chahal has always known that business is the most primitive game in the world. Failure is always just around the corner, yet discipline and ambition drive us to overcome. The ladder to success isn’t as vertical as people imagine—it has the ability to reshape your life before you finally succeed. Business changes you. It [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:39:27+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Graduation Commencement Speech at Evergreen College

Below is the commencement speech I delivered to the graduating class at Evergreen College on May 28th, 2010. Thank you, Evergreen College, for asking me to speak here today. I feel honored. Everything starts with a dream, a particle of our imagination that teases us of what the future could be like, as long as [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:31:54+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Motivational|0 Comments